The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing

The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing

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The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing will help students and professionals alike to explore key elements of the housing economy: home prices, housing wealth, mortgage debt, and financial risk. Features 24 original essays, including an editorial introduction and three section overviews Includes 39 world-class authors from a mix of educational and financial organizations in the UK, Europe, Australia, and North America Broadly-based, scholarly, and accessible, serving students and professionals who wish to understand how todaya€™s housing economy works Profiles the role and relevance of housing wealth; the mismanagement of mortgage debt; and the pitfalls and potential of hedging housing risk Key topics include: the housing price bubble and crash; the subprime mortgage crisis in the US and its aftermath; the links between housing wealth, the macroeconomy, and the welfare of home-occupiers; the mitigation of credit and housing investment risks Specific case studies help to illustrate concepts, along with new data sets and analyses to illustrate empirical pointsLower transactions costs also increase the a€œchurna€ rate on house purchases, providing opportunities to extract equity. ... by the dramatic growth in the issuance of securitized pools of home equity loans (HELs) and lines of credit (HELOCs), thus reducing their cost. ... Canada displays a contrary tendency, with unsecured consumer borrowing growing strongly relative to mortgage debt as a result of the anbsp;...

Title:The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing
Author: Susan J. Smith, Beverley A. Searle
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-01-22

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